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Thread: Deville DTS, Monitor Fabrication, -Nexson (Pics)

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    welcome, BTW Mike, you should be getting this tomorrow hopefully
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    ok
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    Cool Deville DTS, Monitor Fabrication, -Nexson (Pics)

    Hey Guys!

    Coming to you with another project. The fabrication is for a member here on the forums. Mike is his name and he had me do some work for him on this panel. The project is a bit different in the fact that I will not be finishing it. Actually, Mike is having it finished in a wood grain finish to match the rest of his Cadillac's interior.

    The Website to where he plans to get this done is as follows: http://www.phoenix-image.com/Hydrogr...Burlwood02.htm

    As for the fabrication, the monitor Mike is using is not a Lilliput but he opted for the Lilliput case because the dimensions are exact for his monitor he has. Since it was a different screen we were able to do away with all the buttons and I was able to make slight changes to the bottom of the bezel.

    To fill the voids on either side of the screen I used wood sticks that were fully glued in with CA glue, which was then followed by Epoxy putty which is stronger then any filler. I used the putty on the back as well after I CA glue the bezel into the panel. From here I moved on to Duraglass short strand filler, and then any pinholes were filled in with Rage Xtreme. To top things off I used Slicksand High Build primer. From here I went through about 4-5 primer-ing and high grit sanding "sessions." Finally, I was able to wet sand in the last stage.

    I left the panel perfectly smooth and ready for whatever needs to be done for the woodgrain, I believe that they most likely use a film to cover the panel, but it has to be perfect before leaving here.

    I hope Mike comes back and posts pictures once it is woodgrained.

    Here are the pictures from the work!













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    Damn that looks nice! I wish I had a DTS!!! Oh wait, that's MY panel, LOL. Can't wait to see it live and in person. The Phoenix Imaging process will make the whole bezel and climate control match the woodgrain in the car. That process takes about 2 weeks to get it back.

    I will definitly start a work log for Caddyputer 3.0. This install is going to be SO cool, cus I plan on incorporating the night vision HUD into it. details posted soon.

    Nice job, Brian! Many thanks for banging it out so fast.

    Hey, how about a pic of the back view where the LCD mount is (you can e-mail it to me or post, either way is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quantum View Post
    Damn that looks nice! I wish I had a DTS!!! Oh wait, that's MY panel, LOL. Can't wait to see it live and in person. The Phoenix Imaging process will make the whole bezel and climate control match the woodgrain in the car. That process takes about 2 weeks to get it back.

    I will definitly start a work log for Caddyputer 3.0. This install is going to be SO cool, cus I plan on incorporating the night vision HUD into it. details posted soon.

    Nice job, Brian! Many thanks for banging it out so fast.

    Hey, how about a pic of the back view where the LCD mount is (you can e-mail it to me or post, either way is fine.
    Thanks man!

    Too late for the pic, already packed up and ready to go!
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    This looks sweet!

    I'm wondering about the materials you used.
    (I'm planning to make a similar project and I'm not sure what to get)

    Thanks

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    Well basically every material i use has its own separate purpose and each material is used only on a certain step in the order of the way the panel is made. Basically the epoxy putty fills in everything rock hard. This is what gets sanded down. Then I use a Reinforced body filler which i get most of my smoothness out of, then with pinholes I use Xtreme to get it right. And I almost forgot, CA Glue is used to fuse all the pieces together before any filler.

    Keep in mind, I have been doing this for over 3 years and have come to use all the correct and best products out there for my products/projects and they do show. You can always get the run of the mill materials at wal-mart, they will all do the same thing, but the quality isn't up to par.
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    that looks sooo dang good! im going to save this are the products that you explained above all the "exact" names of them? can i get a list? in order of use with a picture maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_barcus View Post
    that looks sooo dang good! im going to save this are the products that you explained above all the "exact" names of them? can i get a list? in order of use with a picture maybe?
    Yes I would love to get the names too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_barcus View Post
    that looks sooo dang good! im going to save this are the products that you explained above all the "exact" names of them? can i get a list? in order of use with a picture maybe?
    Quote Originally Posted by yaniv View Post
    Yes I would love to get the names too.
    CA Glue
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8507.jpg[/media]

    Epoxy Putty
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8512.jpg[/media]
    Epoxy Putty Sanded Down
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8517.jpg[/media]

    Duraglass (short strand reinforced body filler) other names "Bondo Glass" (cheap brand)
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8520.jpg[/media]
    Duraglass sanded down (duraglass gallon in picture)
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8523.jpg[/media]

    Rage Xtreme Lite-Weight Body Filler (light blue) Used to get final smoothness
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8527.jpg[/media]

    Duplicolor High Build Primer
    [media]http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e25/nexson1/2nd%20album/IMG_8539.jpg[/media]
    Brian @Nexations Creations

    Specialist in Custom Interior Fiberglass OEM Replication Work.

    AIM: Exus28
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